Sunday Bandstand 24 June 2018

Sunday Bandstand 24 June 2018

Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), son of Johann Strauss I, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.

Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother. Some of Johann Strauss's most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer" (Emperor Waltz), "Tales from the Vienna Woods", and the "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the best known.

Die Fledermaus or The Bat, sometimes called The Revenge of the Bat) is an operetta which was premiered on the 5 April 1874 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and has been part of the regular repertoire ever since.

The overture for Die Fledermaus was arranged for brass bands by British composer and arranger Aubrey Winter (1870 - 1955) and it is featured in this show played by the Fodens Band conducted by James Scott in 1978.

Playlist 24 June 2018

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Washington Grays - Claudio S. Graffulla  Haverhill Silver Band - MD:  Mark Ager - 2007
Tunesmith Overture - Stephen Bulla Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2014
Whispering Brass - Peter Haysom arr: Bram Gay  Massed Bands of Fodens, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer - 1969
Concertino Romantica - Bertrand Moren Euphonium Soloist Gilles Rocha with the Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 2014
Flying The Breeze - Philip Sparke Williams Fairey Band MD: Philip McCann  - 2001
Pizzicato Polka - Johan and Josef Strauss arr: Derek Ashmore Houston Brass Band (USA) MD: Robert Walp - 2011
Marriage of Figaro - Mozart arr: Bernard Hazelgrove Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - Originally Performed 1993
Drink to me Only - Traditional arr: Gordon Langford Soprano Soloist David Hirst with the Black Dyke Mills MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1973
Robin Hood (Prince of Thieves) - Michael Kayman arr: Derek Broadbent William Fairey Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1998
Praise - Wilfred Heaton Northop Silver Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 1995
The main theme from Independence Day - David Arnold arr: Sandy Smith  Desford Colliery Band MD: Frank Renton - 1998
Die Fledermaus Overture - Johann Strauss II arr: Aubrey Winter  Foden's Motor Works Band MD: James Scott - 1978
Herbmaiden´s Dance - Hugo Alven arr: Sverre Olsrud Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with Pianist Nicoletta Mezzini -2001
El Cumbanchero - Raphael Hernandez & Ken Johnson Trumpet Soloist Maurice Murphy with the Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1988
Tallis Variations - Philip Sparke  Alexander Brass (Norway) MD: Philip Sparke - 2002
Dances and Alleluias (4th mvt Andante) - Philip Sparke  Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2008
Tarot! Tortuous Tarot! - Andy Wareham Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2018
Romance De l 'Amour - Anonymous - arr: Darrol Barry BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994
The Last Samurai - Hans Zimmer arr: Frank Bernaerts Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2004
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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